The “N” word. Did that get your attention? Someone said that I use that offensive word more than 200 times in Huckleberry Finn. I have chosen not to use it for my listeners today. I will continue to paint the picture of slavery – as I saw if from the perspective of a child growing up in Hannibal, Missouri. I will also talk about the slaver trader – a person hated by all fair-minded members of my community. Kindly listen with an open mind – and heart. Mark Twain.